By JB Clark
TUPELO – Many Lee Countians have come home to find valuable belongings missing this holiday season.
Lee County Sheriff Jim Johnson said his office is investigating a rash of about 10 burglaries in the county that included homes and secondary buildings like shops and garages over the past few weeks.
Tupelo Police Lt. Jerry Davis said three homes inside Tupelo also were burglarized over the weekend.
The homes were spread all across town, one on Ida Street, one of Green Tee Road and the other on Walnut Street.
In the county, Johnson said several arrests have been made and property recovered.
“Make sure to lock your doors,” Johnson said, adding that a security system in one of the homes played a big part in the arrests.
No one was at home at the time of the Tupelo burglaries and all three of the houses were locked.
“They’re looking for presents this time of year and electronics,” Davis said. “They’re always looking for electronics.”
Davis said it is important to write down serial numbers for all electronic goods so they can be identified if thieves attempt to resell the items. He also said it’s important for neighbors to watch out for each other this time of year and notify the authorities and homeowners at any sign of suspicious activity.